Dear Guitar Hero: Danny Johnson discusses his time with Alcatrazz, Aerosmith, Steppenwolf, Alice Cooper and more

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He replaced Steve Vai in Alcatrazz, he was asked to replace Joe Perry in Aerosmith, he was friends with Stevie Ray Vaughan and Johnny Winter, he worked with Eddie Van Halen, and he played with artists including Rick Derringer, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart and, most recently, Steppenwolf. But what GW readers really want to know is…

You’ve had the good fortune to play one of rock’s all-time-greatest songs – Born to Be Wild – hundreds of times onstage since joining Steppenwolf in 1994. What are some of your most memorable moments playing it? - Frank Kilauea

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